Be quick, but don’t hurry

John Wooden passed away over the weekend. In addition to being the greatest basketball coach in history, he was a profoundly philosophical man whose life of grace, humor, spirituality and honor served as a model for all who knew of him. The book, Wooden, is required reading for my children and many quotes from it adorn the walls of their room.

Acclaimed SI columnist Rick Reilly’s column is a wonderful tribute to a man he was fortunate enough to have met. For all who knew him or admired him from afar, he will be missed.